The Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety has today published 'Quarterly Carers’ Statistics for Northern Ireland (October - December 2015)'.
This publication of quarterly figures relates to Carers’ Statistics in Northern Ireland.
Key facts and figures:
During quarter ending 31 December 2015:
- A carer’s assessment was offered to 3,212 carers in Northern Ireland during the quarter ending 31 December 2015. This represented an increase of 1% (17) from the quarter ending 30 September 2015 (3,195) and an increase of 28% (699) from the same quarter last year (2,513).
- Of the 3,212 carers’ assessments offered, 40% (1,278) were accepted / completed and 60% (1,934) were declined.
- A carer’s reassessment was offered to 656 carers in Northern Ireland during the quarter ending 31 December 2015. This represented an increase of 22% (118) from the quarter ending 30 September 2015 (538) and an increase of 77% (285) from the same quarter last year (371).
- Of the 656 carers’ reassessments offered, 67% (437) were accepted / completed and 33% (219) were declined.
Notes to editors:
- This information was collated by Community Information Branch within the DHSSPS.
- A statistical release of carers’ information is published on a quarterly basis.
- Statistics detailed within the bulletin are presented regionally and by Health and Social Care Trust in respect of carers’ assessments and reassessments that are offered, accepted / completed and declined; and are available by the client group of the person being cared for.
- Similar statistics relating to the quarter ending 31 March 2016 are due for release on 9 June 2016.
- This publication is available online.
- Further information is available from:
Community Information Branch
Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety
Belfast BT4 3SP
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